Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dewey the Cat

All you Iowa readers! This is a great summer to be reading about Iowa at the Marion Library -- we have several Iowa authors visiting! First on the list will be Vicki Myron, author of the Dewey the Library Cat books. The Friends of the Marion Library will host Ms Myron at a dessert reception on Tuesday, July 20 at 7 p.m. There is no charge for the program, and books will be available to purchase thanks to our event bookseller, Mystery Cat Books. Todd at Mystery Cat is giving 15% of the proceeds of book sales to the Friends to benefit the library! Please stop in at Mystery Cat (112 32nd Street Dr SE, Cedar Rapids) and thank Todd in person!

Dewey is the story of a kitten who was found, nearly frozen to death, in the book drop at the Spencer, Iowa public library and subsequently adopted by the library staff. He lived a long and happy life, touching the lives of many in Spencer and around the world. 

Ms Myron has written three books:
1) Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World (for adults)
2) Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library! (easy reader for young children)
3) Dewey the Library Cat (for children ages 9-12)

You can also purchase books in advance if you like -- all three of her titles are available at the Information Desk in the library. Buy now and be ready to meet one of our most famous Iowa authors and have her sign your books! Be sure to get July 20 on your calendars!


  1. I'm reading "Dewey" now and I have one question: When do WE get a cat??

  2. LOL, I must say, I haven't yet read the book, but I'm looking forward to asking Vicki how the heck they deal with patrons who have cat allergies? It sure seems to me like that would be a Big Problem!

  3. That would be a good question to ask Vicki Myron! Perhaps the space is large enough that one cat wouldn't be a problem for most people--and those who have allergies would stay away from the cat.

  4. Vicki Myron talks about the allergy issue in the book and there was some reason that it wasn't a problem for them. But darned if I remember what it was. You'll have to read the book to find out!